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The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare

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The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare


Published June 26, 2007


LibriVox recording of The Man who was Thursday, a Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz.

In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits and is elected as the local representative to the worldwide Central Council of Anarchists. The Council consisting of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a code name; Syme is given the name of Thursday... (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Reviewer: The Old Gaffer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2014
Subject: Good Form, Indeed
An excellent, engaging, well-told story, read by a phenomenal reader. This was a VERY enjoyable listen.
Reviewer: Sayeth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2011
Subject: Free Listens review
Brewer-Geisz is an excellent amateur reader with a young-sounding American voice. He brings out the wry humor in Chesterton's writing and varies his pacing to keep the action interesting.

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Reviewer: notmyname - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2010
Subject: Excellent book and recording
A wonderfully funny and perplexing book, read with great pizzazz.
Reviewer: minkona - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2009
Subject: Amazing!
My husband and I listened to this together and could scarcely stop laughing. The book is hilariously crazy and the recording is superb. Zachary is clear, precise and engaging.

Thank you!
Reviewer: aaronimo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2008
Subject: I Dare Say...Good Form!
The story was a little predictable, though I was still surprised by the ending.

The reading was professional quality. Excellent.
Reviewer: iambusyeating - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 31, 2007
Subject: Parfait
Good book, but awesome reading. A+++!
Reviewer: flATTERFAT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2007
Subject: I like his voice
A very pleasant reading voice, makes you want to buy a pie.
Reviewer: AnneMary - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2007
Subject: Reader has a very nice voice. This is a very good classic.
I have listened to other free book readings and did not like the voice of the reader. This book is a very good classic and the reader does a very good job.

Thank you!
AnneMary
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